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By andy_mellor ·
I'm trying to implement very basic directory replication between NT4 BDCs in a mixed mode Win2K domain, so that login scripts, policies, etc. are synchronised.

I've got it working between one BDC configured as an export server and another configured as an import server. I want to add another BDC as a second import server, and although the service starts up fine, replication doesn't work (although it still works OK between the other 2).
The new import server reports "No Sync".

The export server has no relevant information in its application log, but the non-working import server has the following two events:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: REPLICATOR
Event Category: None
Event I 3208
Date: 13/12/2002Time: 10:54:43
User: <replication user name>
Computer: <import server name>
Description:
The replication server could not update directory \\<export server>\REPL$\Scripts from the source on <export server> due to error 203.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: REPLICATOR
Event Category: None
Event I 3216
Date: 13/12/2002
Time: 10:54:43
User: <replication user>
Computer: <import server>
Description:
System error 5 occurred.

Error 5 is a permissions thing, I think, but there doesn't appear to be any info on error 203 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base. Anyone seen this issue?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to NT replication

i looked up event 3208 on www.eventid.net and it said:
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As per Microsoft: "The replicator service requires exclusive use of resources, such as directories and all of their subdirectories being imported or exported, and files on the REPL$ and NETLOGON shares. Any violation of this exclusive use, such as File Manager having one of these directories open, or users connected to the NETLOGON share, causes this problem." See the link below for more details. ===============================================
hope it helps...

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by Gigelul In reply to NT replication

Hi,
If you add the account for Directory Replicator service using browse button, try to type again the password for this account editing the startup of this service in control panel.

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by andy_mellor In reply to NT replication

Tried this already - no joy. Thanks anyway.

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